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HER Number:MDV38134
Name:Crosses Hole Farmhouse, Clayhidon


Farmhouse dating to the late 16th century with later additions and alterations.


Grid Reference:ST 168 107
Map Sheet:ST11SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClayhidon
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCLAYHIDON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST11SE/41
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMHOUSE (Built, XVI - 1501 AD to 1600 AD (Between))

Full description

ON THE SAME ALIGNMENT, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV33702.

Crosses hole farmhouse. Farmhouse. Possibly late c16, with later additions and alterations. Random rubble chert; gable end roof with concrete pantiles. Originally a 3-room, through-passage house plan, the service end to the right and adjoining this (on the same alignment) a former byre now converted into part of the house. A later (and smaller) extension to the higher end. Rear service end heated by former end stack; hall stack backs onto the passage (which is now blocked to the rear) all the stacks have brick shafts. The house is of jointed cruck construction stacks.2 storeys.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV33704.


Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV332995.

Exterior front: 4 window range. All windows mid to late c20; 4 half dormers; 2 and 3-light casement windows to ground floor. Rear catslide over outshut. Interior: service end with largely rebuilt fireplace and deeply chamfered axial ceiling beam with rounded stops. Short stretch of plank and muntin screen between service end and passage. Hall fireplace with plain chamfered lintel, the sides of the hearth composed of single stones. Intersecting chamfered ceiling beams to hall forming 5 panels. Between the hall and inner room is a plank and muntin screen; chamfered unmitred muntins visible to inner room side; the hall side with a later screen attached with scratch moulding. Roof with 2 jointed crucks. Commander williams believes that a blocked opening in the closed truss between inner room and hall was a solar window overlooking an originally open hall, which must always have been heated by a fireplace. The other truss (at the higher end) was part of a half-hip structure, a building method more frequently encountered in somerset than devon (roof space not inspected; commander william's report is dated july 1984) (doe).

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Building shown on the First Edition Ordnance Survey mapping.

Clements, H. A., 1994, Survey of Farmsteads in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills, Photos and plan (Report - Survey). SDV344050.

Thorp, J., 2000, Crosses Hole Farm, BH007001 (Ground Photograph). SDV350991.

Thorp, J., 2000, Crosses Hole Farm, BH007008, BH007021-BH007023 (Un-published). SDV350992.

Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH007H (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

Gable ended, two storied building with 4 window front constructed from rendered chert rubblestone. Rubble stone. Walls rendered. Roof with Roman tiles. Earliest fabric possibly late 16th century, but has later additions and modifications, many dating from 20th century.

National Monuments Record, 2011, 512165 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV347296.

Crosses Hole Farm has a Grade II listed late 16th century farmhouse and a cruck house of the same date. There is a report and plan in the National Buildings Record (32171). Other details: ST11SE18. Record last updated: 2005.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV332995Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV33702Migrated Record: ON THE SAME ALIGNMENT.
SDV33704Migrated Record:
SDV344050Report - Survey: Clements, H. A.. 1994. Survey of Farmsteads in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. Photos and plan.
SDV347296National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2011. 512165. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH007H.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #89837 ]
SDV350991Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2000. Crosses Hole Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH007001.
SDV350992Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2000. Crosses Hole Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH007008, BH007021-BH007023.

Associated Monuments

MDV80019Part of: Crosses Hole Farm, Clayhidon (Monument)
MDV103673Related to: Cart Shed, Crosses Hole Farm (Building)
MDV103676Related to: Cattlesheds, Crosses Hole Farm (Building)
MDV103678Related to: Pole Barn, Crosses Hole Farm (Building)
MDV103677Related to: Shelter Shed, Crosses Hole Farm (Building)
MDV103675Related to: Shippon, Crosses Hole Farm, Clayhidon (Building)
MDV103674Related to: Threshing Barn, Crosses Hole Farm (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4655 - Survey of Farmsteads in the Blackdown Hills

Date Last Edited:Apr 16 2015 10:09AM